Sunday, August 30, 2009

New-Old Whimsical Desk...

I did a bad thing! I forgot to take a before picture, so you have to use your imagination! Think "1960" remember your old coffee table with those straight legs. Dark brown wood or something that resembles wood! Anyway it was nasty, all beat up cup rings on the top, it just needed a little help. I took the sander to it to smooth it out a little and started painting. Our school colors are blue and gold and it is going in our classroom. Just fitting for it to be school colors... I started on it on Wednesday night after school and finally finished it this evening...

Can we say whimsical for sure.... I just wanted something bright and fun. I think I got it!

I haven't painted this much in 5 years when I quit teaching Painting Classes. It felt good to pick up those brushed again...



All sides are painted a little different...


The old drawer pulls even got a coat of paint, they don't look so bad now....




Funky polka dot legs...

Even an old chair, that had a leather back and seat that were ripped and a mess got a new coat of paint and new fabric covers for them...


My new lamp with torn fabric tied to the lamp shade... and shells in the bottom...

I even found a flower pot on the porch that just matches, it looks like I painted the desk around the flower pot they match so well. But I didn't even notice until I was looking for a flower to sit on the desk!!! LOL



I even signed this master piece....
I can't wait to take it to school tomorrow...
I think it turned out OK!!!
Have a good one,
Lynn









6 comments:

Balisha said...

Hi Lynn,
What a transformation! Don't you just love recycling old things that someone might throw away? What a cute idea. Balisha

Tootsie said...

oooh oooh!!! OOOOOOH!!! I love it!

Joyce said...

Aw Lynn that desk and chair are just too cute.
Good job!
Keep those brushes busy. Joyce

Arlette said...

Beautiful! Such an amazing, whimsical piece. Love the colors too!

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Absolutely ADORABLE, Lynn! You did a GREAT job!!

Tolentreasures said...

Wow, is that nice! I love that all the sides are different and love the colors. What a great redo! Doesn't it feel great to pick up the brushes? I have taken "breaks" from painting and it is always good to go back to it.

Cathy